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Fire Emblem Heroes

FEH icon.png
English app icon for all platforms.
Developer(s)

Unknown

Publisher(s)

Nintendo

Release date(s)

February 2nd, 2017[1]

Rating(s)

ESRB: E10+
iOS: 12+

Platform(s)
Successor

None

Fire Emblem Heroes (Japanese: ファイアーエムブレム ヒーローズ Fire Emblem Heroes) is a game in the Fire Emblem series released for iOS and Android smartphone devices. The game is sold under a "free-to-start" business model, where the base game itself is free but numerous purchases are made in the game itself to obtain orbs, which can be used to summon characters or be exchanged for useful items.

Plot


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Heroes is set in a world divided between the Kingdom of Askr and its enemy, the Emblian Empire. The player assumes the role of a summoner who is able to summon legendary heroes from other Fire Emblem worlds to defend Askr from the Emblians. The princess of the Emblians, Veronica, is also a summoner and aims to use these heroes to destroy Askr.[1]

Gameplay

A battle in progress.

The gameplay of Heroes is a simplified version of the standard Fire Emblem gameplay. All battles are set on small battlefields, 8 spaces tall and 6 spaces wide, designed to fit entirely in the screen sizes of mobile devices, and pit a squad of up to four units chosen by the player against four enemy units.

In addition to regular units featuring characters unique to Heroes, the player also collects Heroes, or characters from prior Fire Emblem games, to use in battle. The primary method of obtaining heroes is through the use of orbs, which are collected by completing maps or by purchasing them. On the summoning menu, five summoning stones are randomly generated, each with a color type, and the player can select to spend orbs on a stone to obtain one unit of that color type. Heroes can also be obtained in special limited-time events where the player enters a battle against that Hero, and obtains them as a unit if they win.

Unlike in other games, units have only five major stats: HP, attack, speed, defense, and resistance. Due to the small size of the maps, movement ranges are much lower than in other Fire Emblem games. In addition to accumulating experience in battle, units also accumulate skill points, which can be spent to obtain new skills to equip onto the unit. Classes as they are usually understood in other Fire Emblem games do not exist in Heroes, and there are only unit types: infantry, flying, and cavalry, with each individual unit having a personal weapon type.

Units can equip a maximum of three skills at a time. Skills are divided into three categories: weapon skills, the equivalent to weapons in other Fire Emblem games, equip a weapon which that unit will always use to attack; assist skills, which have non-combat effects which support allies; and special skills, which allow the unit to unleash one powerful attack at will after charging up their special gauge. New skills can be obtained for individual heroes by spending skill points. It is common for certain units to have skills which are entirely unique to them and which cannot be obtained for any other unit.

Units do not die when their HP is depleted to zero, and instead vanish until the map is over. They do, however, lose all experience and level ups accrued during their time on the map before they were defeated.

The game uses a variation of the traditional weapon triangle, which comes in the form of color types. Red (swords and red tomes) has an advantage over green (axes and green tomes), green has an advantage over blue (lances and blue tomes), and blue has an advantage over red. Bows, daggers, and staves are categorized as colorless and are not part of the weapon triangle.[1] Manaketes and similar characters who use breaths to attack can belong to any of the three color types.

A hero's stats and skills are randomly generated when they are summoned, and are measured in star ratings; heroes with higher star ratings are increasingly rare. Heroes can be enhanced and can have their star ratings upgraded by either spending certain collected items, or by merging them with duplicates of the same hero.

Characters

Alfonse and Sharena lead several heroes in battle against Veronica.
See also: List of summoning events in Fire Emblem Heroes

In addition to the three main characters - Alfonse, Sharena, and Anna - the game revolves around collecting heroes, or characters from past Fire Emblem games, and using these heroes in battle. These heroes can be obtained at random by spending orbs, or by clearing Hero Battles. All such heroes feature voice acting and new art by a guest artist, and in many cases Heroes is the first voice-acted appearance of the characters. Currently, five games are represented in Heroes: Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem, The Binding Blade, Fire Emblem, Awakening, and Fates. More heroes will be added in future updates.[2]

Choose Your Legends

In the weeks prior to the game's release, specifically Wednesday, January 18th to Tuesday, 31st January 2017, Nintendo and Intelligent Systems held a voting campaign known as Choose Your Legends. Visitors to the campaign's site were allowed to vote for their favourite characters, with the two highest-polling characters of each gender being selected to receive special playable versions of themselves wearing unique outfits. The development of these special outfits will be shared through official Nintendo channels. The top ten ranked characters of each gender will also feature in a series of 2017 calendar images, which will be released each month throughout the year.

The candidates for voting included every playable character in the entire series, as well as significant bosses and non-player characters. Visitors could submit one vote per day, and voting with a My Nintendo account also awarded them 200 platinum points for the My Nintendo service.

Midterm poll results

On January 25/26th 2017 Nintendo released the status of the poll halfway through the voting period. The twenty highest male and female character rankings were revealed. The standings provided at the time were as follows:[3]

January 25/26th Midterm Results
Placement Males Females
First Portrait ike ranger 01 fe09.png
Ike
(Path of Radiance)
Portrait lyn fe07.png
Lyn
Second Portrait roy fe06.png
Roy
Portrait lucina fe13.png
Lucina
Third Portrait hector fe07.png
Hector
(The Blazing Blade)
Portrait tharja fe13.png
Tharja
Fourth Portrait chrom fe13.png
Chrom
Portrait camilla fe14.png
Camilla
Fifth Medium portrait ike hero fe10.png
Ike
(Radiant Dawn)
Portrait avatar f-default fe14.png
Corrin (female)
Sixth Portrait marth fe11.png
Marth
(Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light/Shadow Dragon)
Portrait eirika fe08.png
Eirika
Seventh Portrait ephraim fe08.png
Ephraim
Portrait cordelia fe13.png
Cordelia
Eighth Portrait my unit 1 fe13.png
Robin (male)
(Awakening)
Portrait azura fe14.png
Azura
Ninth Portrait takumi fe14.png
Takumi
Portrait micaiah light mage fe10.png
Micaiah
Tenth Portrait donnel fe13.png
Donnel
Portrait my unit 2 fe13.png
Robin (female)
(Awakening)
Eleventh Portrait henry fe13.png
Henry
Portrait nowi fe13.png
Nowi
Twelfth Portrait leo fe14.png
Leo
(Fates)
Portrait tiki fe13.png
Tiki
(Awakening)
Thirteenth Portrait lon'qu fe13.png
Lon'qu
Portrait elise fe14.png
Elise
Fourteenth Portrait marth fe12.png
Marth
(Mystery of the Emblem/New Mystery of the Emblem: Heroes of Light and Shadow)
Portrait anna fe13.png
Anna
(Awakening)
Fifteenth Portrait gaius fe13.png
Gaius
Portrait lute fe08.png
Lute
Sixteenth Portrait niles fe14.png
Niles
Portrait felicia fe14.png
Felicia
Seventeenth Portrait joshua fe08.png
Joshua
Portrait mia fe10.png
Mia
(Radiant Dawn)
Eighteenth Portrait dorcas fe07.png
Dorcas
Portrait nephenee fe09.png
Nephenee
(Path of Radiance)
Nineteenth Portrait avatar m-default fe14.png
Corrin (male)
Portrait sakura fe14.png
Sakura
Twentieth Portrait owain fe13.png
Owain
Portrait nino fe07.png
Nino

Overall results

The overall results were revealed on February 9th, 2017.[4] The highest rankings remained largely unchanged from the midterm results, with Ike and Roy topping the male poll, and Lyn and Lucina topping the female poll. As a show of gratitude for the large number of votes cast, it was announced that in addition to the poll winners, as was originally announced, the second-place male and female characters would also receive special costumes, while the top ten characters of each gender would receive special calendar images.

Overall Results (top 20)
Placement Males Females
First Portrait ike ranger 01 fe09.png
Ike
Path of Radiance
33,871 votes
Portrait lyn fe07.png
Lyn
The Blazing Blade
49,917 votes
Second Portrait roy fe06.png
Roy
The Binding Blade
28,982 votes
Portrait lucina fe13.png
Lucina
Awakening
42,875 votes
Third Portrait hector fe07.png
Hector
The Blazing Blade
26,557 votes
Portrait tharja fe13.png
Tharja
Awakening
29,540 votes
Fourth Portrait chrom fe13.png
Chrom
Awakening
23,803 votes
Portrait camilla fe14.png
Camilla
Fates
25,766 votes
Fifth Medium portrait ike hero fe10.png
Ike
(Radiant Dawn)
17,684 votes
Portrait avatar f-default fe14.png
Corrin (female)
Fates
19,599 votes
Sixth Portrait marth fe11.png
Marth
(Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light/Shadow Dragon)
15,877 votes
Portrait eirika fe08.png
Eirika
The Sacred Stones
16,423 votes
Seventh Portrait ephraim fe08.png
Ephraim
The Sacred Stones
14,908 votes
Portrait cordelia fe13.png
Cordelia
Awakening
14,362 votes
Eighth Portrait my unit 1 fe13.png
Robin (male)
(Awakening)
14,149 votes
Portrait azura fe14.png
Azura
Fates
14,198 votes
Ninth Portrait takumi fe14.png
Takumi
Fates
12,662 votes
Portrait micaiah light mage fe10.png
Micaiah
Radiant Dawn
13,491 votes
Tenth Portrait leo fe14.png
Leo
Fates
12,175 votes
Portrait nowi fe13.png
Nowi
Awakening
10,571 votes
Eleventh Portrait henry fe13.png
Henry
Awakening
12,131 votes
Small portrait avatar f-default fe13.png
Robin (female)
Awakening
10,387 votes
Twelfth Portrait dorcas fe07.png
Dorcas
The Blazing Blade
12,083 votes
Portrait tiki fe13.png
Tiki
Awakening
9,794 votes
Thirteenth Portrait donnel fe13.png
Donnel
Awakening
10,479 votes
Portrait lute fe08.png
Lute
The Sacred Stones
9,176 votes
Fourteenth Portrait lon'qu fe13.png
Lon'qu
Awakening
10,002 votes
Portrait felicia fe14.png
Felicia
Fates
9,121 votes
Fifteenth Portrait gaius fe13.png
Gaius
Awakening
9,465 votes
Portrait elise fe14.png
Elise
Fates
8,962 votes
Sixteenth Portrait niles fe14.png
Niles
Fates
8,703 votes
Portrait mia fe10.png
Mia
Radiant Dawn
8,946 votes
Seventeenth Portrait marth fe12.png
Marth
Mystery of the Emblem/New Mystery of the Emblem
8,670 votes
Portrait anna fe13.png
Anna
Awakening
8,431 votes
Eighteenth Portrait joshua fe08.png
Joshua
The Sacred Stones
8,623 votes
Portrait nephenee fe09.png
Nephenee
Path of Radiance
7,916 votes
Nineteenth Portrait eliwood fe07.png
Eliwood
The Blazing Blade
8,393 votes
Portrait nino fe07.png
Nino
The Blazing Blade
7,825 votes
Twentieth Portrait owain fe13.png
Owain
Awakening
8,383 votes
Portrait sakura fe14.png
Sakura
Fates
7,782 votes


Development

This logo was used for the game before the Heroes title was announced.

The development of Fire Emblem Heroes - then known only as "a mobile Fire Emblem game" - was first announced on the 27th of April 2016, along with a mobile adaptation of the Animal Crossing series, as one of Nintendo's next mobile games after the releases of Miitomo and Pokémon Go.[5] The game was originally planned for release in the fall season of 2016,[6] but was later pushed back to the ambiguous date of "March 2017 or before".[7] Compared to Miitomo it was pitched as a "pure-game app"[7] and as a more accessible adaptation of the series.[6]

Heroes was properly revealed on the "Fire Emblem Direct" broadcast on February 18th 2017, at which time the "Choose Your Legends" campaign was also launched.

Trivia

  • Before the release of Heroes, assets relating to the game were found in the data of Miitomo.[8]

Gallery

Screenshots

Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Fire Emblem Heroes
Japanese ファイアーエムブレム ヒーローズ Fire Emblem Heroes
Spanish Fire Emblem Heroes --
French Fire Emblem Heroes --
German Fire Emblem Heroes --
Italian Fire Emblem Heroes --

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Fire Emblem Heroes, Nintendo, Published: 2017-1-18, Retrieved: 2017-1-18
  2. "Also, free and timely updates will continue to add new Hero characters, content, and other surprises to keep you engrossed with hours of additional gameplay."Fire Emblem Heroes - Android Apps on Google Play, Google Play, Retrieved: 2 February 2017
  3. https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/824421860142092289
  4. https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/829525247875543040
  5. NoA's Twitter
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Nintendo of Europe has now fully verified this news; both are targeting an Autumn / Fall release." — Thomas Whitehead, Fire Emblem and Animal Crossing Franchises Are Heading to Smart Devices, Nintendo Life, Published: 2016-4-27, Retrieved: 2016-9-8
  7. 7.0 7.1 Mochizuki, Takashi, Nintendo to Make Next Two Mobile Games Free, The Wall Street Journal, Published: 2016-5-11, Retrieved: 2016-9-8
  8. Miitomo, The Cutting Room Floor, Retrieved: 2017-1-1

External links

Fire Emblem Heroes
Characters Heroes AlfonseAnnaBrunoSharenaSummonerVeronicaZacharias
Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light Wrys
Mystery of the Emblem AbelBarstCaedaCainCamusCatriaDraugEstGordinJagenJeorgeLindeMarthMariaMerricMichalisMinervaNavarreOgmaPallaSheenaTiki
Genealogy of the Holy War EldiganJuliaLachesisSeliph
Thracia 776 OlwenReinhardt
The Binding Blade BartreCeciliaClarineFaeFirGwendolynKleinLilinaNarcianRaighRoyShannaSophiaZephiel
The Blazing Blade EliwoodFlorinaHawkeyeHectorJaffarKarelLuciusLynMatthewNinianNinoPriscillaRavenRebeccaSerraUrsula
The Sacred Stones EirikaEphraim
Radiant Dawn Sanaki
Awakening ChercheChromCordeliaDonnelFrederickGaiusHenryLissaLon'quLucinaNowiOliviaRobinStahlSullyTharjaTikiVirion
Fates ArthurAzamaAzuraBerukaCamillaCorrinEffieEliseFeliciaGunterHanaHinataHinokaJakobKageroLaslowLeoNilesOboroOdinPeriRyomaSakuraSaizoSetsunaSelenaSubakiTakumiXander
Story Maps Preface Pt. 1: "I summon thee!" • Pt. 2: The Legend
P: World of Zenith Pt. 1: Prince with Golden Wings • Pt. 2: Proof of Power • Pt. 3: Heroes in Battle
1: World of Mystery Pt. 1: Mystery Trial • Pt. 2: Willful Warrior • Pt. 3: Wind and Light • Pt. 4: Dual Cavaliers • Pt. 5: Prince of Mystery
2: World of Conquest Pt. 1: Conquest Trial • Pt. 2: Lovely Bloom • Pt. 3: Callous Prince • Pt. 4: Bewitching Princess • Pt. 5: Prince of Conquest
3: World of Binding Pt. 1: Binding Trial • Pt. 2: Two Noblewomen • Pt. 3: Desert Dragons • Pt. 4: Quirky Family • Pt. 5: Nobles of Binding
4: World of Awakening Pt. 1: Awakening Trial • Pt. 2: Blade and Dancer • Pt. 3: Big Ambush • Pt. 4: Surprising Villager • Pt. 5: Prince of Awakening
5: Back to Mystery Pt. 1: Return to Mystery • Pt. 2: Captive Princess • Pt. 3: No Way Out • Pt. 4: Three Sisters Fly • Pt. 5: Divine Dragon Princess
6: World of Birthright Pt. 1: Birthright Trial • Pt. 2: Vain Prince • Pt. 3: Blunt Princess • Pt. 4: Shy Princess • Pt. 5: Prince of Birthright
7: World of Blazing Pt. 1: Blazing Trial • Pt. 2: Two Noblemen • Pt. 3: Baffling Labyrinth • Pt. 4: The Guardian • Pt. 5: Blazing Noblemen
8: Back to Awakening Pt. 1: Sinister Shadow • Pt. 2: Napping Dragon • Pt. 3: Ravishing Battle • Pt. 4: Divine Dragon Returns • Pt. 5: Future Princess
9: Heroes Invade Pt. 1: Loyalty and Ambition • Pt. 2: Nobility and Vanity • Pt. 3: The Blue Crow • Pt. 4: The Unknown • Pt. 5: Princess of Death
Paralogues 1: Family Bonds Pt. 1: Sacred Bond • Pt. 2: Holy War's Bond • Pt. 3: Unbreakable Bond
2: Sibling Bonds Pt. 1: Brothers and Sisters • Pt. 2: Siblings of Thunder • Pt. 3: Courage and Devotion
3: Blazing Shadows Pt. 1: Vengeful Mercenary • Pt. 2: Sword Demon • Pt. 3: Death and the Child
Xenologues 1: Detached Princess
Locations World of AwakeningWorld of BindingWorld of BirthrightWorld of BlazingWorld of ConquestWorld of MysteryWorld of Zenith (Askran KingdomEmblian Empire)
Groups, objects, and concepts BreidablikGrand Hero BattlesOrbOrder of HeroesRaritySummoning (summoning events) • Voting Gauntlet
Related topics Name chartPre-release information (Unused content)
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Remakes Shadow DragonNew Mystery of the Emblem: Heroes of Light and ShadowEchoes: Shadows of Valentia
Other BS Fire Emblem: Archanea War ChroniclesMario Kart: Double Dash!! bonus discFire Emblem Heroes
Crossover games Super Smash Bros. MeleeSuper Smash Bros. BrawlSuper Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii UCode Name: S.T.E.A.M.Project X Zone 2Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FEFire Emblem Warriors
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